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Vacationing in Coastal Georgia

Coastal Georgia offers a beautiful vacation destination for families and couples. The area has many vacation rental options, but beach rentals are one of the most popular. Many of the beach homes that are available for rent have ocean views, remodeled kitchens and some even have private pools.

Savannah

A trip to Coastal Georgia isn't really complete without visiting the city of Savannah. There are vacation rentals in the downtown area if you choose to stay in one of the most beautiful and historically rich cities in the nation. When in town, visitors should take a trolley tour to see some of the most famous sites of the city like the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace and the famous Savannah City Market. The Historic district has charming homes and buildings that date back to the Civil War. The city is full of antebellum architecture and style. You can also take a riverboat cruise with different options like a narrated tour, sunset cruise or dinner cruise.

Wonderful Seafood

Seafood is a staple in the Coastal Georgia area. When you're visiting the area, consider trying local favorites like wild caught shrimp that's brought in locally from the waters just off the Georgia coast. Another wildly popular dish in the area is the low country boil. Ordering one of these feasts will usually please an entire family. The dish includes shrimp, corn, potatoes and smoked sausage seasoned and boiled to perfection. The classic way to eat this is to lay down some newspapers and drop it all right on the table. Nothing says Southern cooking like a family style dinner. Fresh, raw oysters are also a very popular dish when in season.

Beach Activities

The beaches on the coast of Georgia are wide, clean and family friendly. Several islands and beach locales are popular with visitors. The calm Atlantic Ocean allows children to play in the water but at the same time provides a great atmosphere for boating, kayaking and other water sports. For the anglers, there are many opportunities for catching different types of fish. On the coast, there are different charter companies to take you out on the water and most of them also provide equipment and bait. The ship captains are experts and know just where to take you so that you can catch the big one. Children will enjoy seeing the schools of dolphins that enjoy playing off the coast.

Tybee Island

Tybee Island is one of the most popular with visiting families due to the proximity to Savannah and the many things to do. Visitor's to Tybee Island can ride bikes all throughout the island and visit local favorites like the old-fashioned ice cream shop. The island is also teeming with wildlife and has a nature preserve that is only accessible by boat. The Sea Turtle project on the island allows children to experience what it's like to help save these magnificent creatures. The marine science center also has many types of local wildlife to see and learn more about. There are many rental options on the island including condos and beach homes.

Weather

The coast of Georgia has mild year round weather. Any time of year is a great time to visit. For those who are sensitive to heat, and it does get hot and humid, the spring and fall may be the best option. The fall can bring in a few storms off the coast.

How to Get There

Many people drive in to the coastal area by private car or rental car. There is also an airport in nearby Savannah and the Greyhound line also brings travelers into the area.

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